1. an established custom
- it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
Similar word(s): wont
2. (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
- owls have nocturnal habits
- she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
Similar word(s): use
3. a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
4. the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal)
- a shrub of spreading habit
5. attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
6. excessive use of drugs
Sentences with habit as a noun:
- It’s become a habit of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
- By force of habit, he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
- It’s interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
- The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!
- He has a 10-cigar habit.